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Australian Reptile Park

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Distance from: 13.6 kms | Price from: $23.99

The Australian Reptile Park, located on the Central Coast of New South Wales and awarded Australia's best major tourist attraction,...

Bouddi National Park tour

Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences

Cultural and Theme Tours Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Girri Girra is a 100 percent Aboriginal-owned business operating the beautiful NSW Central Coast.Their lore, language and connection to the...

delicious seafood

Broken Bay Pearl Farm

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Customised Food and Wine Tours Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife

Distance from: 6.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Broken Bay Pearl Farm offers guided tours, delicious oyster tasting experiences and scenic farm cruises at the only pearl farm...

Entrance to the

Nougat and Chocolate Factory Central Coast

Shopping and Markets

Distance from: 13.5 kms | Price from: Free

The Factory - Chocolate and Nougat situated in Gosford is the Sweetest place on the Central Coast and only a...

Apple Tree picnic area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

Apple Tree Picnic Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 15.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

Apple Tree picnic area is a popular waterfront rest spot, but it’s also the beginning of the Berowra walking track....

Allen Strom Lookout, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Susan Davis © OEH

Allen Strom lookout

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 8.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

Clear your mind and refresh your senses with the stunning vistas on offer at the Allen Strom lookout, located on...

Jerusalem Bay to Brooklyn Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

Great North Walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Ever dreamt of completing the legendary Great North walk? Why not try a taster, without wearing out your walking boots?...

Hominy Creek Trail, Popran National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Hominy Creek Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Go walking along Hominy Creek walking track in Popran National Park to the picturesque crystal clear waters of Emerald Pool.Branching...

Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones trail, Garigal National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Pipeline and Bungaroo Tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 23.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Leave suburbia behind as you follow Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing. Starting in St Ives on Sydney’s...

Walkers descending the track from Barrenjoey Head in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Photo: D

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Distance from: 6.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Barrenjoey Lighthouse sits at Sydney's most northern point Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach. Positioned 91m above sea level, the lighthouse...

Looking along the beach to the headland. Photo: John Yurasek

Maitland Bay Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Maitland Bay track is one of Bouddi National Park’s most popular bushwalks. This short, steep walking track begins at Maitland...

Mooney Mooney nature walk

Mooney Mooney nature walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Mooney Mooney nature walk links Mooney Mooney and Girrakool, leading through some of the most picturesque parts of Brisbane Water...

Lush rainforest, Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 23.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Escape the hustle of the city for a refreshing dose of nature. A 15-minute drive from the Sydney CBD can...

The view looking north from the spur. Photo: John Yurasek

Bullimah Spur Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Beginning from Maitland Bay Information Centre, Bullimah Spur track offers a medium difficulty walk through Central Coast bushland, flanked by...

Aboriginal heritage walk, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards/OEH

Aboriginal Heritage walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

For a great experience that highlights the best of the Aboriginal art in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, step out on...

Walker on the Cascades trail. Photo: Shaun Sursok

Cascades Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 21.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Revive your senses along Cascades trail, a beautiful medium-difficulty fire trail shared by walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers in...

Person on the Flannel Flower walking track. Photo: Sarah Brookes

Flannel Flower Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 7.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Acquaint yourself with Bouddi National Park’s beautiful and diverse vegetation on the Flannel Flower walking track. The best time of...

Bouddi Coastal Walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 9.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

The eight kilometre Bouddi coastal walk runs from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach. Boasting beaches, boardwalks and birdlife, it’s known...

Avalon Beach at sunrise, Northern Beaches

Avalon Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.2 kms | Price from: Free

Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer...

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

Glenworth Valley Wilderness Adventures

Natural Attractions Sports and Recreation Facilities Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Distance from: 17.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Glenworth Valley is one of Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centres, located in the hinterland of the New...

Empire Marina Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

Empire Marina Bobbin Head

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Empire Marina Bobbin Head, just north of Sydney, offers berths and boat hire, fishing and on-site dining options catering to...

Gibberagong track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Gibberagong Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

A pleasant bush track leading to a scenic waterhole, Gibberagong walking track is an ideal nature day trip for the...

Warrah lookout, Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

Brisbane Water National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 9.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Brisbane Water National Park is on the central coast near Gosford, north of Sydney. The park offers a range of...

Marramarra National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Marramarra National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 16.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Marramarra National Park is one of the Hawkesbury's best-kept secrets and has to be among the most exciting national parks...

Mount Bouddi (Dingeldei) picnic area, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin © OEH

Mount Bouddi (Dingeldei) picnic area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Sometimes referred to as the Dingeldei picnic area, Mount Bouddi picnic area is a great spot for a bush picnic....

Patonga to Pearl Beach, Brisbane Water National Park, Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

Patonga to Pearl Beach Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 0.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Patonga to Pearl Beach walking track follows the Great North Walk through the beautiful red gums of Brisbane Water...

Birrawanna track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Birrawanna Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

After learning all about the plants, animals and Aboriginal history of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park at Kalkari Discovery Centre, head...

Lobster Beach, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Lobster Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Leave the city beaches to the crowds while you spend the day at Lobster beach with barely a soul in...

248 Track, Popran National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

248 Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Aptly named 248 trail because it's 248 metres above sea level, this is a fantastic trail for mountain biking, horse...

Girrakool loop track

Girrakool loop track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 13.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Girrakool loop track is a short and easy walk that starts and finishes at Girrakool picnic area. It offers scenic...

Girrakool picnic area, Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © OEH

Girrakool Picnic Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Looking for a place to picnic? Girrakool picnic area is well equipped with free barbecues, picnic tables and plenty of...

Piles Creek loop

Piles Creek loop

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 12.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

If you’re looking for a hike with a chance to unwind afterwards, head to Girrakool for Piles Creek loop. Wandering...

Box Head track, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Box Head Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 7.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Amble along Bouddi National Park's most southern ridge, taking in breathtaking water views over the Tasman Sea and Hawkesbury River...

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Discover the Hawkesbury Sandstone ridge tops and explore the tidal creek lines of Marramarra on this beautiful day walk.Enjoy easy...

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Mona Vale Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 15.3 kms | Price from: Free

Mona Vale is effectively two separate beaches separated by a broad ocean rock platform. Waves that roll in along the...

Mount Bouddi walking track, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Mount Bouddi Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Starting at Mount Bouddi (Dingeldei) picnic area, Mount Bouddi walking track is a short and easy walk through beautiful bushland...

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 23.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Enjoy 6km of white-knuckle mountain bike riding through picturesque bushland in Old Mans Valley, only a short cycle or walk...

A father and son go fishing next to a marina at Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Bobbin Head

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Located in the west of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head is a large area offering lots of attractions and...

Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Rich

Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station Cycle Route

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 20.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

For an exhilarating day trip that’s sure to get the adrenaline flowing, try Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle...

View from Mount Olive lookout. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

Mount Olive Lookout

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Mount Olive lookout is only a short walk from Ironbark picnic area in Popran National Park and offers scenic views...

A footbridge on the Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra. Photo:Andy Richards/NSW Government

Mount Ku-ring-gai Track to Berowra Station

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

When it’s time to answer the call of the wild, pack the sandwiches and grab your mates for a rugged...

Heath and Bare Creek trails, Garigal National Park. Photo: Kim McClymont/NSW Government

Heath and Bare Creek Trails

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 20.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Popular for mountain biking and horse riding, Heath trail is a challenging fire trail running down into the valley of...

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Aquafun Avoca Lake

Amusement and Theme Parks Natural Attractions Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 17.6 kms | Price from: $20.00

Fun and adventure at Aquafun Avoca Lake, Avoca Beach on the Central Coast. Aquafun Avoca Lake is a 'must do'...

Natural Bridge to Davidson Park walk, Garigal National Park. Photo: Shaun Sursok

Natural Bridge Track to Davidson Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 24.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Natural Bridge track is a half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Look for...

Great North walk - Brisbane Water National Park

Great North walk – Brisbane Water National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 13.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Built in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentennial year, Great North walk is a 250 kilometre bushwalking track linking the Sydney...

Two people walking through The Basin Aboriginal art site in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo:

Basin Aboriginal art site

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Distance from: 5.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

With over 800 Aboriginal sites recorded across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, each one is a visible reminder of the rich...

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d’Albora Marinas at Akuna Bay

Landmarks and Buildings

Distance from: 11.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

A current New South Wales recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.Just 40 minutes from Sydney, popular...

2 black cockatoos in a tree. Photo: Ken Stepnell © DPIE

Popran National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 18.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Take a step back in time and visit the incredible Popran National Park. From hiking to mountain biking, and horse...

Mount Olive Track, Popran National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Mount Olive Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Starting at Ironbark picnic area, Mount Olive trail is the ideal way to see magnificent views of Glenworth Valley and...

Perimeter trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

Perimeter Trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 15.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

If you love horse riding, then it’s time to saddle up and head for the hills; Terrey Hills that is....

Centre trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Centre Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

A rewarding ride through heathland leading to a fascinating site of Aboriginal heritage, Centre trail traverses along a ridge off...

Marramarra National Park, Canoelands Ridge track. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Canoelands Ridge Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Marramarra than by spending the day exploring Canoelands Ridge walking track...

palm beach

Palm Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 6.9 kms | Price from: Free

Palm Beach lies at the end of a long peninsula, the furthest beach from Sydney CBD, fringed by surf on...

Bouddi Ridge Explorer cycling route. Photo: John Yurasek

Bouddi Ridge Explorer

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Bouddi Ridge explorer is the longest mountain biking trail in Bouddi National Park. The trail is a 10 kilometre loop,...

View over Berowra Valley from Barnetts lookout. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

Barnetts lookout

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 15.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Take time out from the rushed pace of life and take your lunch or coffee down to Barnetts Road Reserve...

Daleys Point walking track, Bouddi National Park. Photo John Yurasek

Daleys Point Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 9.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Daleys Point walking track, in Bouddi National Park, offers spectacular scenic views and an opportunity to experience unique Aboriginal cultural...

Browns Forest loop trail, Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

Browns Forest Loop Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 24.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

If you’ve ever wondered what Sydney looked like before the city took over, then head to Browns Forest loop trail,...

View over Berowra Valley from Barnetts lookout. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

Berowra Valley National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 20.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the suburbs of Hornsby Heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook,...

Palm Grove Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

Palm Grove Nature Reserve

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 24.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Moss-covered boulders, dramatic rainforest ferns and wild bird and frog calls all combine to make Palm Grove Nature Reserve all...

A couple at a lookout on Bouddi costal walk admiring ocean views. Photo: Jared Lyons © DPE

Bouddi National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 11.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

Located on the Central Coast near Gosford, north of Sydney, the beautiful Bouddi National Park offers spectacular diverse landscapes -...

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